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Storytimes

Smart kids start here.

The Grand Rapids Public Library offers fun and educational storytimes for children ages birth – 5 years old.

Baby & Me Storytimes

Bring your baby, 0-18 months, and bounce along to fun stories, songs, and rhymes. Baby & Me is a 15-minute storytime followed by a relaxed playtime where you and baby will meet new friends.

Tuesdays, January 14 – April 28
11:00 am | West Side Branch

Wednesdays, January 15 – April 29
11:00 am |  Yankee Clipper Branch 
11:00 am |  West Leonard Branch

Thursday, January 16 – April 30
10:30 am |  Seymour Branch
11:00 am | Main Library

Toddler Time

Bring your toddlers, ages 18 months to 3 years, to share fun stories, songs, and rhymes and learn together! Toddler Time is a 25-minute long storytime followed by a hands-on activity and playtime designed to help your child’s brain grow.

Mondays, January 13 – April 27
6:30 pm | Main Library

Tuesdays, January 14 – April 28
11:00 am | Main Library 

Wednesdays, January 15 – April 29
10:30 am | Seymour Branch 

Thursdays, January 16 – April 30
11:00 am | Yankee Clipper Branch

Friday, January 17 – May 1
11:00 am | West Side Branch

 

Family Time

Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their children 18-months to 5 years old to this 45-minuted class featuring hands-on, literacy rich activities such as stories, songs, fingerplays, and hands-on fun. Classes end with a fun and creative art activity.

Fridays, January 17 – May 1

10:30 am | Ottawa Hills Branch 

 

Pajama Time

Get cozy in your pajamas, grab your favorite stuffed animals or blanket, and come listen to the library for a special bedtime event! Listen to stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out before bed. Great for working parents!

Check back often for future event dates and locations.

Bilingual Pajama Time

Join us for an evening bilingual storytime filled with fun stories, movement, and music activities. The 30-minute English and Spanish storytime followed by a hands-on activity and playtime. Wear your pajamas and get those wiggles out before bed! For families with children 5 and under.

Mondays, January 13 – April 27

6:30 pm | West Leonard Branch 

Hora de Pijamas en Español

¡Ven a la biblioteca para disfrutar una hora de cuentos bilingüe para toda la familia! Compartiremos cuentos, rimas, musica, y movimiento. La Hora de Pijamas en Español incluye 30-minutos de lectura y movimiento seguido por una actividad para los niños y tiempo para jugar juntos. ¡Ven a la biblioteca vestido en tus piyamas para un evento especial antes de dormir!

Mondays, January 13 – April 27

6:30 pm | West Leonard Branch 

STEAM Ahead

Children ages 3-5 can discover the world around them through science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Join us for a 20-minute storytime followed by 25-minutes of hands-on activities.

Check back often for future event dates and locations.

 

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Upcoming Events

Jan 13

Toddler Time

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jan 13

Bilingual Pajama Time

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Jan 14

Baby & Me Storytimes

January 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 11:15 am